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Ignoring women's needs in custody breaches their rights, says ... - The Guardian

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:30

The Guardian

Ignoring women's needs in custody breaches their rights, says ...
The Guardian
Home secretary urged to improve treatment of detainees after inspections showed sanitary products were often not available.

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Can the women who took to the streets march into office? - Toronto Star

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:03

Toronto Star

Can the women who took to the streets march into office?
Toronto Star
Some are wondering if that's a harbinger of more female election candidates to come after a year that began with the massive Women's March on D.C. last January, which Facebook just crowned its largest event for a single cause in 2017, with more than ...

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Women's March and #MeToo leaders see progress – but 'we're in a hell of a fight' - The Guardian

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:02

The Guardian

Women's March and #MeToo leaders see progress – but 'we're in a hell of a fight'
The Guardian
For the leaders of this year's feminist protests, 2017 has been marked by moments of clear progress and painful revelations. A year that started with the march on Washington DC protesting about Donald Trump's election win ended with the period of ...

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How the federal government is slowly becoming as diverse as Canada - CBC.ca

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:59

CBC.ca

How the federal government is slowly becoming as diverse as Canada
CBC.ca
Campaigning in 2015, Justin Trudeau's Liberals promised to "build a government as diverse as Canada." That job might've seemed nearly done on Day One. Of the 31 ministers sworn in on Nov. 4, 2015, 15 were, famously, women. Five ministers were visible ...

Iran and Saudis' Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women - New York Times

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 19:23

New York Times

Iran and Saudis' Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women
New York Times
BEIRUT, Lebanon — They call each other meddlers, warmongers, religious hypocrites, zealots and sponsors of terrorism. Now Iran and Saudi Arabia, the archrivals of the Middle East, are competing in a surprising new category: gender equality. They ...

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How Ottawa is trying to breathe new life into a 22-year-old policy for gender equality - Toronto Star

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:56

Toronto Star

How Ottawa is trying to breathe new life into a 22-year-old policy for gender equality
Toronto Star
In 2016, Auditor General Michael Ferguson released a report that found the government's gender-based analyses — GBAs for short — were “not always complete, nor of consistent quality.” Speaking at a committee about the report a few weeks later, Meena ...

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Mother-daughter duo star in stage play of Little Women - CBC.ca

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:53

CBC.ca

Mother-daughter duo star in stage play of Little Women
CBC.ca
Feminist pioneer. "Louisa May Alcott was a pioneer and kind of the beginning of a feminist movement," Michelle Creber told The Early Edition guest host Michelle Eliot. "She grew up in a world where women weren't considered equal and she carved a path ...

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Sadiq Khan launches gender equality campaign to 'remove the barriers to women's success' - Telegraph.co.uk

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:28

Telegraph.co.uk

Sadiq Khan launches gender equality campaign to 'remove the barriers to women's success'
Telegraph.co.uk
Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah have backed a campaign from the London Mayor to promote gender equality in the capital through New Year's resolutions. A host of celebrities and other Londoners have signed up to Sadiq Khan's equality campaign, called ...

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'Going to see a massive change:' Women's Marches planned across Canada for 2018 - MetroNews Canada

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:59

MetroNews Canada

'Going to see a massive change:' Women's Marches planned across Canada for 2018
MetroNews Canada
... the Women's March and #MeToo. But she's not sure if this year's news stories will lead to lasting impacts, especially for low-income women and women of colour. "Is this going to become like, this thing that happened at the end of 2017, or is this a ...

Women Around the World: Year in Review - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:29

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Women Around the World: Year in Review
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
On January 21, 2017, the Women's March on Washington, DC, drew an historic public display of support for women's rights in a global mass protest, estimated to be the largest mass demonstration in U.S. history. With sister marches held on every ...
Advocates for military women plan #MeToo demonstration outside PentagonStars and Stripes
Women won't be silenced in 2018Toronto Star
The Patriarchs Are Falling. The Patriarchy Is Stronger Than Ever.New York Times

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Topless women's rights protester tries to steal Vatican's baby Jesus - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 04:19

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Topless women's rights protester tries to steal Vatican's baby Jesus
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
According to reports in the Italian press, Vinogradova was standing near a waist-level circular bar that blocks access to the nativity scene when she threw her purse to the ground, took off a coat revealing herself to be topless, began shouting “God is ...

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Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah join Sadiq Khan in London campaign for women's equality - Evening Standard

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 03:06

Evening Standard

Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah join Sadiq Khan in London campaign for women's equality
Evening Standard
Naomi Campbell joined stars and influential Londoners to back a new campaign for women's equality in London. The Mayor's campaign celebrates the women behind great cities and calls for new commitments to gender equality in London. It will highlight the ...

OPINION | Priyanka Chopra Spoke Eloquently On Women Rights, But Failed To Break The Glass Ceiling - News18

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 23:50

News18

OPINION | Priyanka Chopra Spoke Eloquently On Women Rights, But Failed To Break The Glass Ceiling
News18
In her own words, Priyanka is 'feisty' and 'opinionated' but when it came to talking about breaking a glass ceiling¸there was something missing. She forgot to be fearless, quite conveniently. Adrija Bose | News18.com. Updated:December 27, 2017, 3:31 PM ...

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Per-Sisters for Women's Equality - Wellsville Daily Reporter

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:08

Wellsville Daily Reporter

Per-Sisters for Women's Equality
Wellsville Daily Reporter
SENECA FALLS — Women March in Seneca Falls 2018 (WMinSF) is hosting an opportunity to gather in solidarity on Jan. 20, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women's rights in America. Plans are well ...

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This is what dating could look like 100 years in the future - Quartz

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 04:22

Quartz

This is what dating could look like 100 years in the future
Quartz
Josh, meanwhile, had been dreaming of a cashed-up woman with high ambitions, status and education, ideally with a PhD (or two). Mia's mere MA was a bit of a sticking point. It was the norm, after all, for men to be the ones to 'marry up'. This scenario ...

With Women's Rights As A Focus, Attention Turns To Gillibrand : NPR - NPR

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 00:16

NPR

With Women's Rights As A Focus, Attention Turns To Gillibrand : NPR
NPR
As the "Me Too" moment hit Congress this year, Kirsten Gillibrand found herself in the center of the headlines. The New York senator is now on most short lists of possible Democratic 2020 contenders.

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Opinion: How to make strides toward gender equality for the new year - Edmonton Journal

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 03:01

Edmonton Journal

Opinion: How to make strides toward gender equality for the new year
Edmonton Journal
Indeed, 2017 may be remembered as a turning point for women's rights and gender equality. As Canadians, we have made significant strides toward building a more equitable reality for women and girls. The Canadian government introduced a new Feminist ...

Canada's Olympic women's hockey team a strong mix of veterans, newcomers - CBC.ca

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 19:18

CBC.ca

Canada's Olympic women's hockey team a strong mix of veterans, newcomers
CBC.ca
Canada's team includes veterans such as Meghan Agosta, who will participate in her fourth Olympic Games, as well as goalie Shannon Szabados, Meaghan Mikkelson, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston and Marie-Philip Poulin, who will each attend their third ...
Canada's run of Olympic women's hockey gold in hands of 23 named to teamCTV News
Hockey Canada announces 2018 Olympic women's hockey teamSportsnet.ca
Canada's Olympic women's hockey team members announced in CalgaryGlobalnews.ca
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